Oct 15, 2017

Hokkaido town tests driverless bus service

The town of Kamishihoro in Hokkaido has begun testing a driverless bus service to discover any technical issues that may arise on roads that traverse hilly and mountainous terrain in the area.

Japan to support domestic potato production after poor harvest

Sep 27, 2017

Japan to support domestic potato production after poor harvest

The agriculture ministry will help domestic potato farmers increase production following a shortage due to bad weather that has adversely affected potato chip makers, sources said Tuesday. The potato crop was poor, particularly in Hokkaido Prefecture, last year due to typhoons, forcing major domestic snack ...